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The season continues to march on.

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It seems like just a week ago that we were at the Miami Dolphins Youth Academy Media Day, now we’ve barreled into week eight.

Though week seven got shortened by the threat of Hurricane Matthew, I did predict games. You all did not see them because we didn’t know which games would be made up, but I made the picks early in the week before the storm wiped out everything.

At this juncture, we’ll start to see teams clinch playoff berths; others teams will be eliminated and be left to play out the proverbial strings while other teams will be watching our scoreboard closely because they need some help to get into the playoffs.

Still, it is the nature of South Florida kids to continue to compete until the bitter end – playoff bound or not.

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This week is chocked full of important district matchups. District showdowns are a bit tougher to pick. There’s typically so much familiarity between the programs and the players and the rivalries are deeply ingrained and usually very intense. Then mix in playoff implications and you’re talking about some of the best high school football games you’ll see anywhere in the country.

The time for excuses is over, the teams that win games from this point on are the teams that pay attention to detail and execute in crucial situations – and that includes the coaches.

Record last week: 17-4 (Shortened week)
Season record: 268-45 (.856 Correct Pick Percentage)

50 games picked this week with three games in the Bald Predictions spotlight.

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